Uganda - Turning banana peels into feed

The banana peel bran is a good substitute to maize bran which is becoming very expensive for farmers because it is highly nutritious.
Thursday 26 November 2009 (8 years 2 months 23 days ago)
Mr Moses Nadiope, the coordinator of Kasubi Parish Local Community Development Initiative said over 70 per cent of the garbage in Kasubi, Kawaala, Nakulabye and neighbouring areas are banana peels making the sourcing of the raw material for making the banana peel bran easy. Every day they produce one tonne of peel bran from six tonnes of dry banana peels.

Ms Maria Kawesa, Environmental Alert’s programme officer in charge of the project said the banana peel bran is a good substitute to maize bran which is becoming very expensive for poultry farmers because it is highly nutritious.

She said what the farmers need is to add cotton seed, silver fish (mukene), sun flower and other ingredients to make proper meals for poultry, pigs and other animals. This banana bran is very cheap because a kilogramme costs Shs250 compared to a kilogramme of maize bran that ranges between Shs350-Shs500.

More information in the article Availability of banana and plantain products for animal feeding by G.M. Babatunde

http://www.monitor.co.ug/artman/publish/features/Turning_banana_peels_into_poultry_feeds_printer.shtml

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